Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1978-11-14
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD(Sony ECM-280's)>MC>DAT>CDR; Seeded to etree by T. Wiley
- 2004-04-05 15:26:18
- AUD (Sony ECM-280's)> MC> DAT> CDR
- Boston, MA
- Boston Music Hall
Subject: Great AUD, All timer Sugaree, explosive energy all night.
This show smokes. There is inspired playing to be found all throughout the night. I can only surmise the lack of fame attributed to the show, especially Sugaree, Bertha, NFA(despite sloppy slide bob near the end)> GDTRFB, is because there was just the one AUD until 2009 and it is still just the 2 AUDs.
Absolutely incredible Sugaree opener. Just stunningly good. Totally different in approach, tempo etc… from the big time spring 77 versions. 5/28/77 has always been my undoubted Sugaree champion. It still is, but neither it, nor any other version I am aware of has a 2nd jam like this one. Jerry is just, you know. The fact that he gives you a taste of what;s to come during the 1st jam really pushes this Sugaree into elite company.
Also, right from the start Keith is throwing down. His playing is noteworthy throughout the show. Much more than creating foundation in the background. He is right out in front with aggressive and tasteful stuff and he brings a number of liftoffs beyond the stratosphere.
A really good El Paso keeps the energy pulsing going.
Candyman very strong Candyman. Nothing epic, just very good.
It’s all over now: a particularly fun version with a step up from Jerry during his solo. Keith’s playing continues to shine super bright.
Loser: solid, standard
Passenger: quicker tempo than normal, good strong aggressive playing but ultimately Average quality.
Stagger Lee: this version moves along in solid but standard way through the first verses in chorus and at the beginning of Jerry’s solo and then right at the three minute mark they connect on 20 seconds or so of just perfect synchronization. A unique moment that I don’t recall hearing is any other stagger Lee. And from that point on Jerry really digs in takes this version up a notch.
Miracle: Bombastic closer here. It gets going nicely from the start but about 1/2 way through just explodes. Not to be missed/
Bertha: this is a monster version of Bertha. When the Grateful Dead Projects did the Best of Bertha, this was the 1st version I fluffed. Still a little salty it didn't make the final list.
Good lovin: the energy during Bertha flows right on through this version of good Lovin. For a song that, post Pigpen, is a standard cover, lots of fun but straightforward versions.. standout versions like this are few and far between.
Excellent Ship of fools. Then a well above average estimated Prophet width an up-tempo, for estimated, jam.
The eyes stands out on this night for being fairly pedestrian. The show is loaded with huge energy and inspired playing but the eyes is very average.
Short but nice wharf rat then...
A NFA overflowing with energy into a just weaponized GDTRFB. Killer version
Not the best JB Goode, but at that point, I doubt anyone even noticed.
Subject: RE: Who are these guys?
Subject: WOW!! who are these guys?
Subject: Dead at Music Hall 11/14/78
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